Since that very first day I picked up a crochet hook and decided to take it for a spin, I immediately fell in love with the variety of stitches at my fingertips, and how unique and interesting every single one was. Most of you would have realised by now that my obsession with crochet stitches with a knit-like texture is nothing new. Recently I was drawn to the knitted Herringbone stitch, and the simple yet lovely slanted design it flaunted… Which led me on a fun journey to a crochet version!
The Herringbone Double Crochet has a beautifully textured and earthy feel about it, whilst still remaining a pretty easy crochet stitch to learn, perfect for any crochet newbies to give a go… Just imagine the dozens of cosy afghans and chunky scarves you could crochet using this stitch?
If you’re just as excited as I always am about learning new stitches and techniques, this helpful video will guide you through all the necessary steps to learn the “Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch” (in an easy to follow speed), as you continue on your ever-growing crochet adventure!
Stitches & Abbreviations
Herringbone Double Crochet (hbdc)
Yarn over, insert hook into next st. Yarn over, pull back through st and 1st loop on hook. Yarn over, pull through 1 loop. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops.
Chain in multiples of 1 + 1.
Row 1: Skip 2 ch (counts as 1st dc), 1 hbdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hbdc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch2 (counts as 1st dc). 1 hbdc in every st across, ending with 1 hbdc in turning ch. Turn your work.
Row 2 until you reach your desired length.
Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you’d love to learn? I’m always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing crochet with the world!
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Have a lovely day crocheting…